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00:50Hotel India[SUB SL AD REP]
Series 1. Episode 1/4
The Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai is one of India's oldest and most famous hotels and is where the super-rich go to be treated like the maharajahs of the country's past. This documentary was filmed over the course of six months and goes behind the scenes with the 1,500-strong staff as they respond to every whim and demand of the guests. In the first episode, general manager Gaurav and executive housekeeper Indrani spend days making countless checks ahead of VIP visits to the luxurious Tata suite, while oil trader Captain Bhasin hosts a cocktail party in his roomsDocumentary
01:50This is BBC Two[SUB]
Preview of upcoming programmes from BBC TwoGeneral Show/Game Show
04:00Who Needs Maths?[SUB HD REP]
Sanjeev Kohli explores how maths is present in the most unexpected places and meets people who use numbers in their jobs, including a hairdresser who explains how he uses angles to create new styles, and a chef who reveals how mathematical logic is used to make chilli for a group of friendsEducation
04:30Schools - Ecomaths: Key Stage 3[SUB HD REP]
Stefan Gates finds out how using maths can help create a sustainable future. He heads into the woods of Sussex to explore sustainable energy, and meets students who use algebra to compare different types of energy. He then visits a snail farm in Dorset, and compares lamb and snail meat by looking at area, fractions and ratiosGeneral Education/Science/Factual Topics
05:00Schools: Let's Do Maths![SUB HD REP]
Ambrose the apprentice wrestles with maths in his new job, exploring space, shape and measureGeneral Education/Science/Factual Topics
06:00Homes Under the Hammer[SUB HD REP]
Series 18. Episode 41/60
Developers Lucy Alexander and Martin Roberts explore properties being sold at auction in Brampton in Cumbria, Swanscombe in Kent and Newcastle, which are all in need of modernisation. The presenters ask the new owners about their renovation plans after the sales, and check on their progress a few months laterDIY
07:00Saints and Scroungers[SUB AD HD REP]
Series 6. Episode 7/20: The Dodgy Doctor and his Invisible Patient
Presenter Matt Allwright investigates a doctor who stole NHS funds, and meets a mother who reached out for help when she struggled to care for her mentally ill sonDocumentary
07:45Break-in Britain - The Crackdown[SUB HD REP]
Series 1. Episode 2/15: Barbara
Dan Donnelly helps a grandmother who was the victim of a burglary in Leeds, when two people posed as water board workmen and stole money and jewellery from her home. Elsewhere, Jacqui Hames finds out how technology is helping to identify distraction tactics and a gets some tips on protecting mobile homes from break-insGeneral Education/Science/Factual Topics
08:15The Housing Enforcers[SUB SL REP]
Series 1. Episode 3/10
Matt Allwright meets a woman who has been given an anti-social behaviour order for feeding rats, and a man who has been given a warning for providing food to mice. Plus, a group of young men who live in a house which is considered a potential death trapGeneral Education/Science/Factual Topics
09:00Operation Stonehenge: What Lies Beneath[SUB SL AD REP]
Series 1. Episode 1/2
Stonehenge is one of the most enigmatic and fascinating historical sites that Britain has to offer, largely because historians have little idea what the huge stone monoliths were for, or how they got there. There's no end of theories, but none of them so far have been conclusive. Recent revolutionary research has just been undertaken which, over the course of four years, has yielded some fascinating insights into the site. Drawing on this new data, archaeologists might finally be able to put to bed some of its mysteries. This two-part programme reveals the project's findingsArchaeology/General Arts/Culture
10:00Penguins on a Plane: Great Animal Moves[SUB SL AD REP]
Series 1. Episode 1/2
Despite the ratings-grabbing title, this two-parter isn't quite the action thriller it sounds. Rather, it's an insightful documentary revealing how thousands of exotic animals are moved around the world every day, and how they cope with being transported. First up, a flock of gentoo penguins get a luxury £40,000 container for their trip from New Zealand to Birmingham, while staff at the West Midlands Safari Park prepare to bid farewell to Pinky the two-ton hippo, who puts her trip to the south of France in danger by testing a reinforced crate to its limits. Plus, a beekeeper awaits a precious cargo of some eight million bees, which he hopes will help British fruit farmersDocumentary/General Education/Science/Factual Topics
11:00Daily Politics Conference Special[SUB]
Live coverage of David Cameron's speech to the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham. Presented by Andrew Neil and Jo CoburnDiscussion/Debate/General News/Current Affairs/General Social/Political Issues/Economics
13:00Cash in the Attic[SUB REP]
Series 17. Episode 27/35: Hisom
Angela Rippon and Paul Hayes help Christine and Malcolm Hisom from Lancashire raise funds to buy a new pianolaGeneral Show/Game Show
13:30Celebrity MasterChef[SUB HD REP]
Series 6. Episode 28/30
Finalists Nick Pickard, Kirsty Wark and Phil Vickery travel to Ireland, where they each cook lunch using potatoes as a main ingredient for workers on Patrick Howard's Farm. Having devised their own menus, the finalists are then challenged to prepare dinner for five of the country's most popular writers at Farmleigh in DublinCooking/Game Show/Quiz
14:15Ready Steady Cook[SUB HD REP]
Series 21. Episode 11/35
Former England cricketer Mike Gatting faces Charlotte Edwards, the current captain of the women's international side, with both contestants providing the show's resident chefs with a selection of ingredients with which to create a 20 minute meal. Ainsley Harriott presentsCooking
15:00The Life of Mammals[SUB AD REP]
Series 1. Episode 6/10: Opportunists
David Attenborough explores the world of omnivores, nature's generalists, revealing their myriad talents in the wild and how some species have adapted to man's encroachment into their habitats by making their homes in cities and townsNature/Animals/Environment
16:00Great British Railway Journeys[SUB AD REP]
Series 3. Episode 2/25: Darsham to Felixstowe
Michael Portillo continues his journey along the Great Eastern Line, which ventures from the edge of England to the heart of London. In this leg, he examines the Victorians' fascination with the Suffolk village of Dunwich, Britain's answer to Atlantis, and discovers how nearby Felixstowe became home to the UK's biggest container portTourism/Travel/General Education/Science/Factual Topics
16:30Pressure Pad[SUB HD]
General knowledge quiz, hosted by John Barrowman, in which two teams of five players are pitted against each other inside an illuminated arena, known as the Pressure Pad. The team with the most players remaining for the final round will put itself in the strongest position to win the rolling jackpot on offerGeneral Education/Science/Factual Topics
17:15Flog It![SUB HD REP]
Series 11. Episode 54/60: Cheshire 37
Paul Martin is joined by antiques experts Mark Stacey, Anita Manning and David Fletcher from the historic Tatton Park, Cheshire, before taking their picks to auction in Liverpool. An art deco cocktail shaker gets the attention of Mark and a Japanese brooch is valued. Plus, the presenter takes time out to explore the 50 acres of landscaped gardens, including the glasshouse designed by Joseph Paxton and the grand plan for the whole estate proposed by Humphry ReptonAntiques/Collectibles
17:55Party Political Broadcast[SUB HD]
By the Conservative PartyGeneral Education/Science/Factual Topics
18:00Eggheads[SUB HD]
Series 15. Episode 51/100
Jeremy Vine hosts the quiz in which the winners of famous game shows work as a team to tackle a new set of challengers hoping to win a cash prize, with the Eggheads welcoming a new face to their number in the form of Lisa ThielGame Show/Quiz/Quiz Show
18:30Strictly Come Dancing - It Takes Two[SUB HD]
Series 12. Episode 3/60
Zoe Ball is joined by her former dancefloor partner Ian Waite to examine how the couples' training is going ahead of this weekend's shows, where the public will have their first chance to vote in this year's competitionGeneral Show/Game Show
19:00Celebrity Antiques Road Trip[SUB HD]
Series 4. Episode 16/20: Gloria Hunniford and Angela Rippon
Veteran TV presenters Gloria Hunniford and Angela Rippon embark on an antiques hunt around Kent and Susse, with help from Paul Laidlaw and David Harper. Along the way they stage a rescue mission to help the stranded experts, while Gloria hears the story behind a local landmark and Angela steps into the world of Virginia WoolfAntiques/Collectibles
20:00Long Shadow[SUB AD HD]
Series 1. Episode 2/3: Ballots and Bullets
David Reynolds looks at how the First World War gave birth to an age of turbulent mass democracy in its immediate aftermath. The historian examines how monarchies were toppled and revolutions fermented, while leaders emerged with competing visions of people power that polarised much of continental Europe between right and left in the 1920s and 1930s. He also explores why Britain's experience was very different, with the socialist Labour Party absorbed into the political mainstream and the monarchy repackaged as a symbol of the nationHistory/Documentary
21:00This World: Rwanda's Untold Story[SUB HD]
Twenty years on from the Rwandan genocide, Jane Corbin examines evidence that challenges the accepted story of one of the most horrifying events of the late 20th century. The country's president Paul Kagame has long been portrayed as the man who brought an end to the killing and rescued his country from oblivion, but there are increasing questions about the role of his Rwandan Patriotic Front forces in the dark days of 1994 and in the years since. The film investigates the shooting down of the presidential plane that sparked the killings in 1994, questions Kagame's claims to have ended the genocide and examines allegations of war crimes committed by his forces and their allies in the wars in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Part of the This World strandDocumentary
22:00The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice[SUB HD]
Series 5. Episode 9/10
Jo Brand is joined by a trio of celebrity fans to discuss how the competitors fared in the semi-final's patisserie challenges, and chats to the latest contestant to be eliminated. There's also unseen footage from the main programme, viewers' photos of their creations and members of the audience bring in their own home-baked treatsChallenge/Reality Show/Cooking
22:30Newsnight[SUB HD]
Analysis of the day's events, presented by Evan DavisNews Magazine/Current Affairs
23:20Today at Conference[SUB]
Andrew Neil presents a review of events from the fourth and final day of the Conservative Party's annual gathering, held at the ICC in BirminghamGeneral Social/Political Issues/Economics
23:50The Motorway: Life in the Fast Lane[SUB AD HD REP]
Series 1. Episode 4/4: No Such Thing As an Accident
Catthorpe is a major interchange linking the M1 and A14 to the start of the M6, but now it's about to be redesigned at a cost of more than £190million to make it safer and less congested. Overseeing the work is construction manager Mark Sutton, who has to ensure the local residents are happy, as well as relocating a protected colony of great crested newts. Elsewhere, the Highways Agency and maintenance teams cope with the aftermath of an overturned lorry that spilt a cargo of milk on to the carriageway. Last in the seriesDocumentary